THE BIG DEAL is coming!


Our Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale is just around the corner – and it’s THE BIG DEAL! From Friday Nov. 28 to Monday Dec. 1, save up to 50% off these well-loved classes: VISUAL LATIN - The best way to laugh through Latin and master English, hands down. At 50% off, this is our biggest […]

Hands On Geography: Learn the States with a Photo Map!

Hands On Geography: Learn the states with a photo map! |

One of my fondest family memories is traveling across the country in a Buick LeSabre. Like any family on a grand adventure, we took pictures all along the way. At every stop there was something to marvel at—be it the deliciously smoked beef brisket in Texas or the colossal faces of America’s greatest Presidents in South […]

Now Shipping WordUp! The Vocab Show

word up the vocab show

WordUp! The Vocab Show DVDs are ready to go! We were busy yesterday shipping all the pre-orders. WordUp! is still on sale for just $9.99 through October 31st! Here’s what folks are already saying: “We may never get to math. Ben wants to watch “just one more” WordUp video.” – Marcy “Word Up! The Vocab […]

Latin Pronunciation: Does it really matter?

How to pronounce Latin: does it really even matter?

Here’s a Latin question I get once a week… “Why are there two ways to pronounce the same language?” It is often followed by this question: “Why not pronounce Latin the way the ancient Romans pronounced Latin?” Well… There’s the trouble.  No one knows for certain how the ancient Romans pronounced Latin.  Why not? No one knows because […]

Hands On History: 4 Things to Plant Like an American Settler

Hands-On History: 4 unexpectedly random things you can plant and maintain like the early American settlers!

Have you ever wondered what kind of garden early American Settlers and Colonists created? Did you dream of lush lilacs and boisterous begonias? Do you envision pathways lined with pansies or row upon row of rhododendron? Actually in the earliest days of America’s founding, gardens were fairly small and extremely practical. Early settlers simply planted to […]

WordUp! The Vocab Show is Here!

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    On sale for just $9.99! WordUp! The Vocab Show is finally here! Dwane Thomas, of Visual Latin fame, stars in a zany new show teaching Latin and Greek roots, as well as hundreds of English vocabulary words. Utilizing a new approach to learning, WordUp! seriously expands a student’s grasp of the vocabulary used in literature, science, and […]

Mom Reviews Visual Latin


Visual Latin mom reviews the curriculum on     Pros: Enjoyable, streamlined, stress-free Cons: Answer keys in Beta version; needs some editing for small quirks This is a wonderful introduction to Latin, a kick-starter for those who have previously burned out on Latin, and a great way for the family to learn Latin together. We’ve used […]

Lessons in Leadership from Teddy Roosevelt


In 1898, Theodore Roosevelt was rather bored by the red tape of political life. Roosevelt was a natural leader and, feeling there was nothing more he could do from Washington, he gathered around himself a hurley-burley mix of cowboys and ivy-league dandies and formed the 1st Volunteer Cavalry (who later went on to become known […]

Back to Homeschool Traditions: Focusing on Love

Back to Homeschool Traditions: Focusing on Love

This is a guest post from Kathy at Simply Homeschool Living. Our homeschool is in its fourth year, and our pets (a black lab and a small kitty) are a big part of our day. You’ll find the dog lounging on the couch with her head on my son’s lap while he does his math, or the […]

Back to Homeschool Traditions: Shopping!


This is a guest post from Debbi at Note-able Scraps.   Back-to-Homeschool can be such a wonderful time of year!  My four children claim to love the time off of school during summer break, but truth be told, once summer camp and all the fun trips are over, they are bored and ready to get […]